The Future of Bowhunting: Funding, Restoration, & Protection
Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA)
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) would dedicate funding, approximately $1.4 billion, to States and Tribes, across our nation to address wildlife to those that are hunted, fished, and beyond.
This historic legislation has broad bipartisan support in both chambers and HR 2773 has passed through the House of Representatives while the Senate companion bill (S. 2372) has been passed out of committee and is now awaiting floor time. Conservationist, hunters, and anglers, hope to see encouraging movement to the Senate floor for passage before the end of the year.
- WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU/WHY YOU SHOULD ACT:
Bowhunters are a vital contributor to wildlife conservation, habitat enhancement, protection, and management to our country. RAWA impacts our passion, our drive, and our future. This bill will ensure dedicated resources are going towards a healthy future for the wild game we pursue. With the introductory house passage of this impactful act, this bill opens the door to new hunting opportunities and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
- Resources dedicated to over 12,000 species in need of proactive, voluntary conservation before a listing as endangered or threatened
- Ensure bountiful wildlife for our bowhunting communities and future generations
- Creation of new job opportunities
- Investments in on-the-ground projects in every state, territory, and tribal land
- Outdoor recreation economy boost
- Restoration of natural resources
- Funding to support agriculture, forestry, and ranching industries